blunderer


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blun·der

 (blŭn′dər)
n.
A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
v. blun·dered, blun·der·ing, blun·ders
v.intr.
1. To make a mistake.
2. To move clumsily or haltingly.
v.tr.
1. To make a mistake in; botch: would-be thieves blundering a break-in.
2. To utter (something) stupidly or thoughtlessly.

[From Middle English blunderen, to go blindly, perhaps from Old Swedish blundra, have one's eyes closed, from Old Norse blunda.]

blun′der·er n.
blun′der·ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: blunder, bumble1, flounder1, lumber2, lurch1, stagger, stumble, totter
These verbs mean to move awkwardly or unsteadily: blundered about the dark room; bumbled in the door and knocked over a chair; floundered up the muddy path; an elephant lumbering along a trail; twisted her ankle and lurched home; staggered under the heavy weight; stumbled down the hall in a stupor; tottered across the finish line in exhaustion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blunderer - someone who makes mistakes because of incompetenceblunderer - someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
incompetent, incompetent person - someone who is not competent to take effective action

blunderer

noun
A clumsy person:
Slang: screwup.
Translations

blunderer

[ˈblʌndərəʳ] Nmetepatas mf

blunderer

nSchussel m (inf); (socially) → Elefant m (inf)

blunderer

[ˈblʌndərəʳ] nimbranato/a
References in classic literature ?
The Bench was nothing to me but an insensible blunderer.
But between unarmed men the battle is to the strong, where the strong is no blunderer, and Arthur must sink under a well-planted blow of Adam's as a steel rod is broken by an iron bar.
A great uproar was raised, but he was unsuspected; while Dub, an awkward blunderer who was always getting caught, was punished for Buck's misdeed.
What an impudent blunderer this fellow is,' said Pott, turning from pink to crimson.
She had an exquisite tact and insight in relation to all points of manners; but the people she lived among were blunderers and busybodies.
In an interview with Fox News Radio, Paul attacked Cruz as a blunderer who'd "chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate.
We were anxious to adopt new narratives; to not paint Anna Jones as a hero or a blunderer.
The gaffe was just the latest in a growing catalogue that was fast earning Barack Obama's multimillionaire rival a reputation as a great blunderer.
PLEA Picket line kid CONCERN BBC chief Mark Thompson BLUNDERER Clarkson heads off to China
CHRIS GRAYLING, ex-Tory shadow home secretary and minister for Merseyside - now downgraded to real-life work and pensions tsar - continues his distinguished parallel career as The Great Blunderer.
I must confess that my own temperament was such that it was hardly fit for purpose--not that I was an Oliver Goldsmith, who was such a blunderer that he was urged to treat his enemies rather than his patients.
That the world's one remaining superpower could simply have been such a blunderer was beyond belief - so conspiracies had to be invented to explain away this reality.